The Summer of the Swans Reading-for-Detail Crossword—Fun!

NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used after students have read the book.

Every clue in this crossword is related to an event, character, or detail in THE SUMMER OF THE SWANS.

Examples:
What Willie is to Charlie. (ANSWER: aunt)
Color of Sara's dyed sneakers. (ANSWER: puce)
Sara wears the same size shoes as Jackie ___ Onassis (ANSWER: Kennedy)

Challenges students' reading-for-detail skills in a fun way, and it's a great review for objective tests! Also a great competition activity!

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